Occasional pain is an inevitable part of life. Certainly no one would choose to experience even temporary discomfort, but a shift in thinking can allow us to put this natural bodily response into perspective. Occasional pain can become a teacher, offering wisdom that invites us to develop a more attuned relationship with our bodies. Such thinking is common among practitioners of mind-body modalities, such as yoga or tai chi, but the same approach could be applied to any aspect of life.
Consider these questions: Where in the body is this felt? What could you do differently? Are habits in your life contributing to this current feeling? When we pause and consider, we can gain wisdom from such situations.
But why does the body insist that we feel this pain now and again? Simply put, it is a way of getting us to pause and pay attention.
As an example, think back to when you were a child and needed to get the attention of your mother. Perhaps she was cooking dinner or talking on the phone. You needed something, but she was temporarily not listening. Accustomed to having her undivided attention, you did not like feeling ignored, so you tried harder to divert her focus. You grabbed her pant leg, repeated her name ("Mom? Mommmm.... MOM!") and maybe even threw a tantrum. While our grown-up minds shake our heads and giggle at such behavior, the body also resorts to such tactics when we ignore its natural need to rest and desire to stay in a state of balance and wellness.
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